2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
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Volkswagen brought the Tiguan to the compact crossover market back for the 2007 model year, and since then it has been rather successful with more than 2.64 million units sold. At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the all-new Tiguan was catching eyes like crazy as consumers were waiting for the 2016 Tiguan to hit the market. Highlights of the new model include more aggressive styling outside with a more dominate front fascia, and a slimmed down grille that fills the gap between both headlights. The side profile is more uniform, and overall the Tiguan is actually a bit larger than the outgoing model. Inside, the Tiguan received a digital gauge cluster and new infotainment software that brought Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into the mix. It even comes standard with safety features like City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring.

Competing against models like the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota Rav4, the Tiguan makes use of VW’s new MQB platform that is used on models like the 2016 Volkswagen Golf and the 2016 Audi TT, to name a couple. The biggest benefit of the MQB platform is the ability for it to be modified as needed for a specific market. For instance, the U.S and Chinese-spec Tiguans have a longer wheelbase, while European models are just a bit shorter. It seems a little odd in saying it, but the truth is that the Tiguan is rather versatile, and the MQB platform is a perfect fit.

With that said, check out our full review below to learn about all the details surrounding the new Tiguan.

Updated 09/14/2015: The new Volkswagen Tiguan made its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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